Honor Flight

Jerry Lujan

The Korean War began 65 years ago in June 1950. The United Nations called it “A Police Action” but if you ask any soldier, marine, sailor or airman who fought in it they will tell you it was a war. Korean veterans, you are next up for Honor Flights. If you haven’t registered yet, better go to www.honorflightsaz.org. There you will find all the information you need to sign up. Go to www.honorflight.org to learn the origins of the program. It is amazing how got started to where it is today.

This is the schedule for Honor Flights for the rest of this year:

Honor Flight 19

Departs October 17, 2015

AA Flight No. 2269 TUS to DFW 8:15 a.m.

AA Flight No. 2361 DFW to BWI 7:30 p.m.

Returns October 19, 2015

AA Flight No.1018 BWI to DFW 329

AA Flight No. 81 DFW to TUS 7:50 p.m.

If you have never attended a departure or a return of an Honor Flight, you have been missing an experience you will never forget. If you would like to have a chance to talk to some of the veterans before they board their airplane for the flight to Washington, D.C, be at the American Airline ticket counter on October 17 about 7:00 a.m. or be there on October 19 about 8:30 p.m. to greet them when they return.

For those you who don’t know, Honor Flight is a nation-wide program which sends veterans on a free three-day trip to see their war memorials in Washington, D.C. You needn’t have actually served in Korea to be eligible. Any veteran is eligible. Veterans with a terminal illness and still able to travel are given priority.

If you have flown on an Honor Flight, or know of someone who has flown on one, please call me at 818-6264. I would like to talk to you.

If you wish additional information, please call Jerry Lujan at 818-6264.